- File Size: 1596 KB
- Print Length: 307 pages
- Publisher: Scuttlebutt Press (December 3, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 3, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006HWFA8W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fat Assassins (The Fat Adventure Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Shasta and Ulyssa are charming and endearing southern gals who have a knack for getting themselves into one outlandish predicament after another. The girls are surrounded by a cast of quirky friends and family who plod along in life as best they can with the resources they have in a small West Virginia town. Nonetheless, this apparently unexceptional southern setting stops none of them from getting into almost daily mischief that has become somewhat normal to them all.
Another source of the book's comedy is the occasional good natured, tongue-in-cheek references to redneck stereotypes. For instance, as the girls are about to involve a cousin in one of their less than legitimate plans, they make him take a hillbilly oath of silence which includes a list of 3-4 punishments should he betray his oath. It is only at the prospect of having to place democrat favorable signage on his front lawn does the cousin take a moment's pause.
Despite the book's intentional whimsicality, its main weakness is the occasional awkwardly implausible setup for the following chain of events. ie: a mobster places a job offer advertisement on Craigslist for a hit-man masked in coded pest control language (oh really?). Unemployed Shasta and Ullysa respond to the ad, never questioning why someone wouldn't simply call a pest control service (the girls are usually much sharper than that!). During the "interview" the twenty-something girls (unknowns to crime-world), the mobster and his three goons happen to take questions and answers only at face value though both sides are talking about two different things and none get a clue to the unfolding imbroglio. Such are awkward parts that fail basic scrutiny to allow the most eager suspended disbelief. It falls flat on the funny and unfortunately smacks more of story development laziness than eccentric creativity so prevalent in the rest of the story.
Despite this fault, the girls and the cast of characters are too endearing to hold it too much against them. I look forward to their next adventure. Three stars because there is room to grow and I hope the author does.
There seemed to be quite a few errors (mostly typos), though only one passage was difficult to read. Overall funny and entertaining read - still can't believe all the things Shasta and Ulyssa get away with! So much good fortune ;D haha. I don't know if I would purchase the sequel but for free, I'd definitely go for it!
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